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Art in the Public Space. Fusion of art and architecture

From 12. November 2022
Vodné kasárne a Premostenie, Bratislava
Curator: Alexandra Kusá

Have you ever wondered if art can be a natural part of a building's interior, and not just a preserve of the perfect world of the exhibition hall? The reconstructed spaces of the Slovak National Gallery, with their clean lines, striking white surfaces, and unique nooks and crannies, are qualities in themselves. It is sufficient to accentuate a perfect wall or white corner with a piece of art, and a whole new experience of the space is born.

We have enhanced exploration of the new building by placing sculptures and works of applied art from the SNG collections throughout various spaces of the gallery. Simply take a look, be surprised, be amazed, and see for yourself that art and architecture are compatible.

In this unconventional retrospective project, we are returning to the traditional practice of placing works of art within significant and prominent buildings. A practice once primarily designed to impress will convey a more educational aspect when, in our interpretation, set against the background of the gallery’s new architecture. We ask what artworks in public spaces actually mean, and explore how the gallery can quietly suggest to visitors that the symbiosis of artwork and public space belongs to us, and is what we should adopt as a norm.



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